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Greenies Treats and Diarrhea??

post #1 of 10
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Warning: Gross stuff!
So I started to give Bugsy Greenies treats, as I hear they are great to prevent tartar. He loves it, Lucky hates it, so she remains on Temptations.
Anyways - the feeding guideline for his weight is 8-10 pcs 2x/day. I was giving him 12 pcs 2x/day, and on the second day, last night, he had awful diarrhea. I thought he was peeing - but then the smell took over the house, and I realized he he had watery diarrhea. I inspected his butt (witch was dripping green poop on the consistence of water), cleaned him, and proceeded to make some home made pedialyte to prevent dehydration. Since last night I have been mixing about 3 Tbsp of it with his food, and so far so good.
As far as I know, that was the only incident he had, I think all got out then.
So, I was wondering - has anybody here had diarrhea problems with Greenies? Is this just a matter of re-introducing it slowly? Could these extra 2pcs /day made all this damage?
post #2 of 10
greenies have alot of plant matter and yes 2 pieces could rock the boat just enough
post #3 of 10
Poor Bugsy, I have no idea what greenies are but I'm sending him some vibes for this diarrhea to stop..I know he's been through quite some issues lately
post #4 of 10
yep, my Dante loves Greenies - but, when he gets just a few too many, soft stool. In fact, that happened this morning!

I usually just drop the number down, and make sure he's not eating Dharma's as well as his own. He's usually ok at 4 per serving, twice a day, but you'll find the happy balance.
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by darlili View Post
yep, my Dante loves Greenies - but, when he gets just a few too many, soft stool. In fact, that happened this morning!

I usually just drop the number down, and make sure he's not eating Dharma's as well as his own. He's usually ok at 4 per serving, twice a day, but you'll find the happy balance.
I've used them as treats but never more than 4-6 per day and even then not every day.

It will be interesting to see how Bijou does this week, I've given him some of the "freebie" food I got at the cat show last week.
post #6 of 10
Mine have vomited from them (yay, dark green vomit on my beige carpet) when one or the other sneaks from his brother's pile. No diarrhea though. I give mine both 3 a day. More than that and I seem to find the evidence in my carpet the next morning.
post #7 of 10
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I think I got traumatized from it... Bugsy got REALLY bad diarrhea, that took him a good 4 days to get over it... I Love the fact that he really chews it, and that it is very recommended for tartar control... I will wait for him to get his balance completely back before I give it to him again.
post #8 of 10
My Dante is a big boy - about 12-13 pounds and not fat. My girl only gets 4 greenies all day, but she's a little 6 pounder. funny, never seems to disrupt her system. My guy likes them so much I used them to lure him back when he's door dashed. The great outdoors has nothing on greenies!
post #9 of 10
My cat Rebby used to get sick from the Greenies.
post #10 of 10
Mine are ok if they get 3 or 4 pieces a day, but anymore than that does cause them to get the runs :/
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